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A friend of mine is going to do a pig roast, Serbian style. Apparently this requires the use of a few pounds of lard. Details are a bit sketchy at the moment, but where locally could one buy a few pounds of pure porky goodness?

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A friend of mine is going to do a pig roast, Serbian style. Apparently this requires the use of a few pounds of lard. Details are a bit sketchy at the moment, but where locally could one buy a few pounds of pure porky goodness?

Al only hangs out with people who can roast a pig. :cool:

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A friend of mine is going to do a pig roast, Serbian style. Apparently this requires the use of a few pounds of lard. Details are a bit sketchy at the moment, but where locally could one buy a few pounds of pure porky goodness?

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Keswick Creamery, who vends at both the Takoma and Dupont Circle farm markets, sell fresh lard. I bet Polyface Farm at Dupont does too, and I know the last time I hit the Arlington farm market they had a vendor with lard as well.

You are inviting us all to this pig roast, right? Tell your friend I can make Serbian-style hush puppies. I'll throw some kraut and caraway seeds or something into them. :blink:

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Your Serbian friend wants rendered lard, right?

Um, have you checked your local supermarket? (Mine carries it in the case with the bacon and breakfast sausage.) Or find a Mexican grocery store; it's always available there.

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Um, have you checked your local supermarket?

My local Giant Supermarket certainly carries it, but it's in small blocks in waxed paper. I got the impression Al was looking for serious volume.

Or find a Mexican grocery store; it's always available there.

Excellent idea. There's one on the west side of the aforementioned farmer's market.

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Thanks for all the great (and FAST) input. You guys are the best!

Apparently the lard is mixed with a lot of salt and then the pig is coated with it. Sort of like brining via fat.

He doesn't use a pig the size of Varmint's, it's only about 40lbs. The pig is run through with a spit and turned for 4 or 5 hours (hopefully he'll build a motor for that). He's doing lamb too and his wife is sure to whip up some burek.

A little Serbian cultural sidenote: he said when his parents got married, 200 pigs (plus a ton of other stuff) were served. Each guest is expected to take 1/2 a pig home with them. :blink:

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A little Serbian cultural sidenote: he said when his parents got married, 200 pigs (plus a ton of other stuff) were served. Each guest is expected to take 1/2 a pig home with them. :blink:

Gollies, that's what I call a party-favor.

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varmint, what did you do with the congealed fat on your tennis court?

Pressure washer. Although it stained the concrete pretty badly. I need to add some detergent to the water next time I wash off the court (likely some time in June).

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varmint, what did you do with the congealed fat on your tennis court?

If I had a nickel for everytime I've heard someone ask about how one removes congealed fat from a tennis court.....

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A friend of mine is going to do a pig roast, Serbian style. Apparently this requires the use of a few pounds of lard. Details are a bit sketchy at the moment, but where locally could one buy a few pounds of pure porky goodness?

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Who's making the burek???

Splain please.

A burek is a small furry creature similar to rabbit native to that area of Europe. They're hard to catch as they can reach speeds of 70 mph.

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